Secret Bay

Scenic River Tour for Two in Dominica

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  • Portsmouth , Dominica

  • Secret Bay

  • 3, 5 nights

  • from $838 Per Night

    Based on rate for two guests


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Highlights

Set clifftop where the rainforest meets the sea, Secret Bay is among the leading boutique resorts in the world. The secluded six-star, all-villa resort consists of elegantly appointed, residential-style villas, each with private plunge pool, on-call concierge, chefs and guides, access to a secret beach and transformative experiences curated specifically for each guest. Experience personalized service like never before with a dedicated villa host who tailors everything from bedding to food preferences to your specific lifestyle, desires and preferences. With every little thing taken care of, you have the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the bespoke, under-the-radar escape you’ve only dreamed of.

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Experience

Just beyond your Secret Bay open-air villa lie boundless opportunities to explore the sheer serenity of the Indian River. A haven for birdwatchers, the river leads you deep into the forest, past mangroves and the amazing bwa mang trees. Take a guided kayak or boat ride up this magical river and see for yourself where scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed. Up the river stop for a “dynamite” rum punch at the mellow bar along the way that was a popular haunt with the cast and crew.

  • Accommodations in a stunning treehouse villa that resembles a ylang ylang flower
  • Dedicated villa host who tailors your stay to your preferences
  • Organic breakfast basket delivered daily to your villa 
  • Guided kayak or boat tour past mangroves and bwa mang trees
  • Visit to a riverside bar for an authentic rum punch experience

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3-Night Scenic River Tour

from $838 Per Night

Based on rate for two guests

The package price displayed is per night per villa double occupancy. 

Package Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Treehouse Villa
  • Daily organic breakfast basket 
  • Dedicated villa host
  • Private kayak or boat tour along Indian River with visit to riverside bar
  • iPhone for exclusive use on- or off-property

Additional experiences available for booking at Secret Bay:

Visit to Secret Beach | Yoga & Meditation | Massage | Snorkeling | Kayaking | Standup Paddle Boarding | Cooking Classes | Private Concerts | Sea Cave | Night Snorkeling | Flora & Fauna | Nature Trails

5-Night Scenic River Tour

from $838 Per Night

Based on rate for two guests

The package price displayed is per night per villa double occupancy. 

Package Includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation in Treehouse Villa
  • Daily organic breakfast basket
  • Dedicated villa host
  • Private kayak or boat tour along Indian River with visit to riverside bar
  • iPhone for exclusive use on- or off-property

Additional experiences available for booking at Secret Bay:

Visit to Secret Beach | Yoga & Meditation | Massage | Snorkeling | Kayaking | Standup Paddle Boarding | Cooking Classes | Private Concerts | Sea Cave | Night Snorkeling | Flora & Fauna | Nature Trails

Secret Bay

Read more about Secret Bay

Paradise found at Secret Bay. Enjoy an over-the-top rainforest resort experience, featuring secluded clifftop residential-style villas with private plunge pools, dedicated villa hosts, on-call concierge, chefs, secret beaches and transformative experiences curated just for you. Immerse yourself in six-star service and amenities.

Gommier Spa
Gommier Spa

In this treehouse-style serene space, guests can indulge in an array of solo and couple treatments curated by expert therapists. Whether you choose to relax tense muscles after hiking, unravel the effects of travel or find your inner peace, the spa therapists will cater each service to your specific needs.

Luxury Villas
Luxury Villas

The award-winning villas are renowned for their artful fusion of high design and local craftsmanship, forming open-air luxury residences enveloped in nature’s lush embrace. Composed entirely of sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, the freestanding retreats offer a secluded sanctuary to reconnect with nature and yourself. 

Villa Hosts
Villa Hosts

Secret Bay offers a bespoke, under-the-radar escape that modern-day travelers dream of. With no front desk, guests receive a dedicated villa host who is personally responsible for arranging and maintaining all your holiday desires—including everything from life-altering adventures to transformative culinary and wellness experiences. 

Accommodations

The award-winning villas are renowned for their artful fusion of high design and local craftsmanship, forming open-air luxury residences enveloped in nature’s lush embrace. Composed entirely of sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, the freestanding retreats feature expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces—inclusive of private plunge pools, contemporary gourmet kitchens, covered terraces and breathtaking ocean views—offering a secluded sanctuary. From honeymoon villas facing the sea to the Ti-Fèy villa created like a fashionable treehouse, the twelve villas offer you an experience like no other. 

Features & Amenities

  • SleptAway program featuring a mattress and pillow menu plus soothing accompaniments to ensure a good night's sleep
  • Personal smartphone pre-loaded with concierge contacts and local apps 
  • Private plunge pool with spacious deck area, directly accessible from the bedroom
  • Shaded hammock suspended from beneath the villa
  • Barbeque area and backyard garden
  • Modern fully-equipped open-plan kitchen with granite countertops
  • State-of-the-art Sonos Bluetooth speakers
  • Air-conditioning available in the bedrooms
  • Apple TV with Netflix access

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FAQ

What time are check-in and check-out?

Check-in is at 3 pm and check-out is at 11 am. We will do our best to accommodate early arrivals and late departures.

Can we drink the water in the villas?

Yes, the water is safe to drink and meets World Health Organisation Standards. It comes straight from the Picard River which flows down from Morne Diablotins and this water supplies the entire city of Portsmouth. We have also eliminated all single-use plastic bottles by introducing reusable borosilicate glass bottles for guests with an under-sink Culligan water filtration system in each villa.

Do we need to bring bug repellent? 

Secret Bay is perched on top of a cliff and benefits from cooling sea breezes so we are not too troubled by mosquitoes. There is a short spell at sunset when some sandflies make a brief appearance as a gentle reminder that you are surrounded by nature in all its glory, but repellent keeps them at bay and they don’t stick around for long. All the properties are fitted with anti-mosquito screens. If you are planning on hiking in the rainforest it would be a good idea to bring repellent and to wear long trousers.

What clothes should we bring?

There is no dress code at Secret Bay. In your private and secluded villa, we want you to feel at home. The weather is warm year-round with a slight breeze at night. Dominicans generally dress casually and informally but do enjoy dressing up for special occasions. Comfortable summer clothes are suitable with a light sweater for the evening. If you are planning on hiking you will need proper hiking shoes and long trousers. And don’t forget your swimsuits and sunscreen!

What is there to do in the evenings?

Enjoy an al fresco dinner on your open-air villa deck to the tune of a one-man Jazz concert or indulge in an unforgettable meal at Secret Bay’s Zing Zing restaurant, where Executive Chef Fabio Fernandes offers a “no menu” dining experience set to jaw-dropping views of Tibay Beach. If you’re in the mood for exploring, head to a Dominican rum shop to soak up some local culture or go check out the music scene in one of the quaint bars in Roseau. Otherwise, relax beneath a star-filled sky from your private plunge pool and listen to the enchanting noises of the forest from the comfort of your villa nestled in the trees. All villas are also equipped with books, games, cable television, Wi-Fi and an audiovisual system.

How close are medical services?

Medical facilities are close at hand: it is a ten-minute drive to the pharmacy and a fifteen-minute drive to Portsmouth Hospital. Secret Bay also has a doctor on call 24/7.

Are children welcome?

On exception, children under the age of 18 are welcome to stay in any of our one-bedroom villas with signed liability waiver from an accompanying parent or guardian. Children must be supervised at all times.

Is smoking permitted?

Secret Bay has been developed with an ethos of health and well-being. As such we do not allow smoking in the villas or at Zing Zing Restaurant. You are of course welcome to smoke in some of the many outdoor relaxation areas but we do ask that you remain considerate of your fellow guests in these public spaces.

Can we fly to Dominica by private jet?

Yes, you can. Dominica has two runways: Douglas Charles in the northeast and Canefield in the southwest of the island. Douglas Charles (TDPD/DOM) operates a 5761-ft. runway (09/27) and is open to the sea. There are ongoing upgrades to the airport, which offers Night VFR landing and an approved GPS instrument approach for runway 27. Canefield Airport, which is closer to the capital Roseau, operated a 3,100-ft. runway (01/19) along the Caribbean Sea coastline – Day VFR only. Both airports are approximately one hour’s drive from Secret Bay.

Can I use a drone?

For the safety and privacy of our guests, the resort prohibits the operation of aerial surveillance systems or drones on or above the resort.

Terms

Deposit & Refunds

A 3-night deposit is required to guarantee a reservation. For stays of 10+ nights, a 50% deposit is required.

Cancellation

We ask for 90 days notice should you wish to cancel your stay at Secret Bay without penalty, with the exception of the Great Escape season where 120 days notice is required. For cancellation within these notice periods, the reservation deposit will be charged as a cancellation fee.

For cancellations made within 21 days of arrival (or 45 days during Great Escape), the full amount of the reservation will be charged as a cancellation fee. This cancellation fee also applies to early departures.

In all cases, if we are able to sell your canceled dates for the same rate, the full deposit will be applied to a future stay.

Credit card refunds due to reservation cancellations are subject to a 5% processing fee.

Travel Insurance

Secret Bay encourages all guests to acquire travel insurance.

Additional Fees

Any additional persons in the villa are at US$50 per night per villa, excluding children under the age of 7.

Final rates to consumers are quoted in US dollars and are subject to a tax of 20%, which includes 10% government tax and 10% gratuity.

Rates are quoted for a minimum stay of 3 nights in our Caribbean Spring, Island Summer and Autumn Breeze seasons, and a minimum stay of 5 nights within the Great Escape and Warm South seasons. On stays of 7 nights or more, roundtrip airport transfers and welcome dinner are complimentary.